Originally Posted by TheEngineer
It was one whole hour from the time of the initial post to your comment. Is it your expectation that PPA have 24/7 real-time monitoring of every thread on every poker forum?
The interest of lotteries in general and Illinois specifically in offering online poker has been apparent for a lot longer than 1 hour. The "news" is pretty big, you knew of the thread already.
Given the specific proposed legislation in Illinois, including the express provision for public input on a host of "player" interests, I thought the PPA might have something substantive to say about how the it welcomed the proposal in Illinois, applauded its reaching out to other markets, recognized its potential for a Lottery/private partnership, and was going to become active on behalf of poker players in the process afforded by the proposed Act, et cetera. ....
If poker emerges online because of some States or lotteries acting to legislate/regulate it, the PPA owes it to its "mission" to step up and represent player interests, even if some personal preference might be to deal with less "socialist" gaming operations.....
..... or not.